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How to Make Easy & Quick Pancake Mix Biscuits

Looking for an easy biscuit recipe? Discover how to make fluffy, buttery biscuits using pancake mix in just a few simple steps. Perfect for any time of day, these homemade biscuits will leave you craving for more.


Looking for a simple and time-saving way to make mouthwatering biscuits from scratch? Look no further! Our biscuit recipe with pancake mix is a game-changer. 

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible texture and flavor of these biscuits. The combination of pancake mix and a few additional ingredients yields biscuits that are light, fluffy, and oh-so-delicious. 

With every bite, you’ll savor the delicate crumb and buttery aroma that fills the air. Whether enjoyed with jam, honey, or as a side to your favorite savory dishes, these biscuits are sure to impress. 

Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, planning a weekend brunch, or simply craving a warm, homemade treat, these delicious homemade biscuits are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Can you make biscuits with pancake mix?

Yes, you can turn pancake mix into biscuits! Pancake mix can be a convenient shortcut to create delicious biscuits with minimal effort.

The pancake mix already contains essential simple ingredients and with just a few simple steps, you’ll have homemade biscuits that are fluffy, flavorful, and perfect for any time of the day. 

How to Make Biscuits with Pancake Mix

Be sure to scroll down to get my full printable recipe which has ingredients and instructions! 


Pancake Mix

Pancake mix is a great base for making biscuits because it already contains essential dry ingredients like flour, leavening agents, and often a touch of sweetness. This means you can skip the step of measuring and mixing these ingredients separately, saving you time and effort. Additionally, the inclusion of buttermilk in pancake mix adds a tangy flavor and tender texture to the biscuits, making them even more delicious. 


When making biscuits out of pancake mix, milk adds moisture to the dough, creating a tender and soft texture. As well as activates the leavening agents in the pancake mix, which creates a light and fluffy texture as the biscuits bake. 


Brushing butter on top of the biscuits after baking creates a glossy shine, making them look more appetizing and the slight richness and buttery flavor from the brushed butter gives a more satisfying and indulgent element to each bite.


Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and pre heat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine baking mix and milk using a wooden spoon, until a rough dough forms.


On a work surface, sprinkle more pancake mix.

Transfer dough to the floured surface and knead the dough lightly about 10-12 times.

Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness.

Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and drop biscuits onto your baking sheet.


Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven until your biscuit dough turns golden brown.

Once the biscuits are baked, brush the tops with melted butter for a glossy finish and a deliciously golden crust. This step adds extra flavor and moisture to the biscuits.


Place biscuits on a cooling rack. 

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What to Serve with Biscuits

The next time you make fluffy biscuits, use these recipes as a starting point! Biscuits are a versatile and delightful addition to any meal. 

FAQ’s for Biscuits from Pancake Mix

How to Store Biscuits

Keep your biscuits in an airtight container or zippered freezer bag, in a cool and dark place.

Can I freeze these homemade buttermilk biscuits?

Yes, you can freeze biscuit dough made from pancake mix. Shape the dough into individual biscuits, place them on a baking sheet, and freeze until firm. Then transfer the frozen biscuits to a resealable bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

How to Reheat Biscuits

Place your biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with non stick cooking spray and heat them at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes, giving them a quarter turn half way through.

Can I use any type of pancake mix to make biscuits?

 While most major pancake mix brands can be used to make biscuits, it’s best to choose a plain or buttermilk pancake mix without added flavors or mix-ins for optimal results. Our favorite is the Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix or Bisquick Pancake Mix. 

Can I customize the biscuits with mix-ins or seasonings?

 Absolutely! Our pancake mix biscuits offer endless versatility. Customize your biscuits by adding cheese, herbs, or even bits of crispy bacon to the dough for extra flavor and texture.

How do I achieve a flaky texture in the biscuits?

To achieve a flaky texture, it’s important not to overmix the dough. Mix the ingredients just until they come together, and avoid kneading or handling the dough too much. This will help create layers in the biscuits.

Can I make the biscuit dough in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the biscuit dough in advance. Once the dough is mixed, cover it tightly and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, cut out of the biscuit shapes and proceed with baking. 


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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Looking for an easy biscuit recipe? Discover how to make fluffy, buttery biscuits using pancake mix in just a few simple steps. Perfect for any time of day, these homemade biscuits will leave you craving for more. Get ready to enjoy biscuits from pancake mix with our hassle-free recipe.


  • 2 1/4 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pancake mix and milk until a soft dough forms.
  3. On a work surface, sprinkle more pancake mix.
  4. Knead the dough lightly about 10-12 times.
  5. Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
  7. Place biscuits on prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Brush the tops of the homemade buttermilk biscuits with melted butter.

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Linda Bell

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

My biscuits came out very flat! The taste was a little different but not bad! Ok if you're in a pinch for time and craving biscuits!

momma lew

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Your mix probably wasn't fresh, that will effect the leavening ingredients.

Lisa R

Saturday 4th of February 2023

I made these exactly to recipe using the giant bag of Krusteaz I have from Costco and they only rose as high as when I rolled them out. 🤷🏼‍♀️

momma lew

Saturday 4th of February 2023

I am sorry to hear that. There is a lot of reasons why that could happen - water, altitude, weather.

Precious Alamu

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

I came back from college to find bags of pancake mix in my house of non-pancake eaters (we favor waffles). I found this recipe while looking for what to do with it. It was my first time baking, boy, was I worried! My dad suggested we add peanut butter to the mix and it came out so well!

Thank you for sharing your recipe ♡

momma lew

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

I am intrigued by the addition of peanut butter!


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Is there a way to alter this recipe to make it into shortcakes? Maybe just add sugar? What do you recommend?

momma lew

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

I think they are fine as they are, or if you want to add a touch more of sweetness 1/4 cup of sugar should be fine.


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Made these because I had some extra buttermilk on hand and they're delicious! Split them in half, buttered them and added a bit of preserves. Perfect little addition to breakfast :)

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